Trinity Saints pummel Central Private, 64-16
NATCHEZ — Trinity Episcopal showcased why they are the No. 2 team in MAIS Class A with their high-octane offense Friday night as they destroyed Central Private 64-16.
The Saints scored 45 unanswered points in the first quarter through evenly spread offense.
Dee Fleming rushed for 58 yard on three carries, Jake Pender added 77 yards on four carries and Michael Whitley threw for 162 yards, completing 10 of 12 passes.
Scoring came easy for the Saints in the first as Fleming scored early in the game on a 16-yard rush. He followed that with a two-point conversion at the 10:42 mark. Less than a minute later, Trey Hall received a 14-yard pass from Whitley followed by a two-point conversion by Caleb Cross
Dre McCoy connected on a pass from Whitley at the 6:07 mark. Cross completed the two-point conversion for a 24-0 lead.
With less than a minute left, Trinity managed to score two more times, with one touchdown coming on a 40-yard pass from Whitley to McCoy and the other touchdown coming on Wyatt Boothe fumble recovery in the end zone to take a 58-0 lead into intermission.
Trinity cooled down their hot guns in the second quarter, scoring just two more times. But Whitley continued to throw touchdown passes with a 15-yard throw to Sandrock at the 8:50 mark. The extra-point kick was blocked, but Whitley came back and threw for another touchdown to Hall before going into the half ahead 58-0.
The third was action from both teams as Trinity scored first with a 34-yard rush from Pender.
Central Private got their first sign of life with 10 seconds left in the third as Alex Bolin received a 31-yard pass from Landon Bryson and completed a Bryson to Bolin pass for the two-point conversion to end the third quarter 64-8.
Central Private saw the end zone once more in the fourth when Bryson rushed for a one-yard touchdown. Carlos Emmanuel ran for the two-point conversion to end the game 64-18.
Trinity head coach Josh Loy could not be reached for comment following the game.
The Saints return to the field at home against Porter’s Chapel at 7 p.m. next Friday.